Ross Kemp has revealed how seeing grisly murder photos in his dad’s briefcase scarred him.
The telly hardman’s dad John was a murder detective and spent 30 years with the Metropolitan Police.
The copper carried a leather briefcase and told Ross “never ever” to open it.
But one day the ex-EastEnders star opened the case and stumbled upon snaps of a killing.
Speaking on his The Kempcast podcast, he said: “The opportunity presented itself.
“They were in the kitchen and I was in the lounge and there was this briefcase.
“I opened it up and inside were very very horrific pictures of a man who I found out later had been stabbed so hard they thought he had been driven over.
“It had collapsed his chest and his lungs. He had been left.
“A lot of his tissue had been eaten away.
“Those images from my childhood stayed with me.”
Ross, 56, interviewed forensic investigator Jim Fraser for the latest edition of his podcast.
Fraser spoke of the police failings in the unsolved murder of 10-year-old schoolboy Damilola Taylor in 2000 in London.
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He said: “Unbelievably bad crime scene management. I was genuinely shocked.
“I thought hold on this is 2000, not 1985.
“These guys have gone into the crime scene, they’re not wearing protective clothing.
“They have written three statements each. Each statement is trying to correct mistakes made in previous statements.”
He added: “I’m reading them and I can’t figure out where everything came from.
“I think Damilola Taylor [case] was bad policing.
“This was post Stephen Lawrence [1993 murder], their brains should be switched on here and they should be focused.”
- Ross Kemp
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